Belle & Sebastian are to appear in a concert to highlight the current food crisis in Africa. The band were invited to headline the benefit show at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall by the Sunday Herald and Concern who have been working together to raise funds and highlight the issues surrounding poverty in the developing world.
Stuart Murdoch says “We’re really pleased to be able to help out with this initiative. I’m confident that any money we raise will be used 100% for the good. It’s maybe not a great time with everyone crapping themselves over Iraq. In the case of Ethiopia, though, it’s a relatively simple matter. There’s a lot people who are going to die of starvation unless they get help. We are in the privileged position of being able to do something about it, however small, so I’m really glad the Sunday Herald and Concern asked us to help out.”
The Concern Concert for Africa featuring Belle and Sebastian, The Delgados, hosted by Karen Dunbar and featuring other special guests will be on Saturday May 17th 2003.
Tickets are be priced at £25.00 and £18.50 (restricted view) and are available from 10am on Monday 24th February in person at the GRCH Box Office on Sauchiehall Street, or by phoning the Box Office on 0141 353 8000. Tickets are restricted to 4 tickets per caller only. There will be a credit card fee of 50p per ticket, but no charge for cash or cheque payments at the box office.
For more information, about the charity please visit: http://www.concern.net and http://www.sundayherald.com/